health

Report shows disparities in US diabetes prevention, amputation

October 21, 2014

Differences in amputation rates for diabetes complications are a sign that disparities in care by region and race start much earlier, according to a new report. U.S.

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New procedure can ease pain from ankle arthritis without limiting the ankle’s mobility

October 21, 2014

It’s a surgery that is becoming increasingly more common. Ankle replacements usually are needed because of a bad accident or arthritis. But artificial ankles have come a long way and not all of them are the same

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Independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes mellitus among women and men: A population-based, BMI-matched cohort study

October 21, 2014

Evidence on the potential independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes is limited to a single study of men with a high cardiovascular risk profile.

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Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed? A Discussion of Procedure Philosophy Relative to Anatomy

October 18, 2014

Of the > 100 procedures that have been proposed to treat hallux valgus or the “bunion” deformity, most have focused on correction through metatarsal osteotomies at various levels combined with soft tissue balancing procedures at the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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What doctors can tell about your health just by looking at your feet

October 14, 2014

The feet do a lot more than simply carry us from place to place. They can also provide important clues about our health, from showing us if we’re dehydrated to pointing to bigger problems, like impaired circulation or lung disease. Changes in how your feet look or feel can be the first sign of serious issues that, if caught early, could save your life.

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Effect of oral nutritional supplementation on wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective randomized controlled trial

October 7, 2014

Among people with diabetes, 10-25 percent will experience a foot ulcer. Research has shown that supplementation with arginine, glutamine and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate may improve wound repair. This study tested whether such supplementation would improve healing of foot ulcers in persons with diabetes.

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Obesity, early puberty and why we should be concerned

September 30, 2014

Reports earlier this year of a dramatic decline in childhood obesity were too good to be true. According to results of a more recent analysis, published in JAMA Pediatrics, the widely-heralded drop in the proportion of overweight young children was probably a statistical aberration

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Study Assesses Minimally Invasive Osteotomy For Hallux Valgus

September 25, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 10 – October 2014 By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor For years, surgeons have used minimally invasive techniques for various types of surgery. A recent study in International Orthopaedics says a third-generation minimally invasive technique shows good results for hallux valgus.

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Radiographic Assessment of Posterior Malleolar Ankle Fractures

September 25, 2014

The anatomy of the posterior tibial malleolus plays an important role in the structure and function of the ankle mortise.

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How much should patients know about their doctors?

September 23, 2014

How much should patients know about their physicians? Transparency should go further than some doctors say is necessary, Leana Wen, M.D., founder of the Who’s My Doctor blog, told the Boston Globe. On the website launched last spring, Wen reveals in her own profile details beyond what a standard insurance company listing would include, such as how much of her income comes from clinical work versus research and other projects.

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